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Tysons Blooms During Pedal with Petals Family Bike Ride

One important theme in the Tysons Community Alliance’s Strategic Plan, released at the end of 2023, is Build Connections and Enhance Mobility — including efforts to increase opportunities for residents, workers, and visitors to enjoy traveling around Tysons on a bicycle safely and enjoyably. It’s not just good for one’s health and good for the environment; it also helps people discover the many great parks, paths, public spaces, and destinations throughout the area.

As part of National Bike Month, the TCA hosted its second annual Pedal With Petals event on May 11 to celebrate the arrival of spring and encourage more cycling in Tysons. On a bright and nearly cloudless Saturday morning, individuals, friends, and families (40 adults, 11 children) gathered at The Concourse, located near the Spring Hill Metro Station, and enjoyed riding along one of two paths, which were both larger and different from last year’s ride: a family-friendly 2-mile beginner circuit and a more-adventurous 4.7-mile advanced loop.

At the gathering point and along the way, attendees enjoyed free bike tune-ups, giveaways, face painting, treats, and more from vendors including:

DJ Bounce kept the energy high for attendees, vendors, and volunteers, and Food for Others collected nonperishable food items.

At the start of the event, among other comments by TCA staff and local leaders, Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn announced the recent opening of a nearly 7-mile-long shared hike-bike path along Route 7, part of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s ongoing efforts to improve that stretch of the corridor.

Thanks to everyone who joined us for a great morning and a great reminder that Tysons is for cyclists, too! We’re already looking forward to next year’s Pedal With Petals, which will be bigger than ever.

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